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Investment Analyst

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Date Posted: Aug 9, 2022

Location(s): London, GB London, GB London, GB London, GB

Company: MetLife

Private Capital: Corporate Private Placements, EMEA

Position Title: Analyst

Location: London (Flexible, hybrid working on offer)


We are a company driven by a solid set of principles (see below) and purposes such as diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our working culture provides flexibility and naturally a ‘hybrid’ working model as standard. We are part of the Women in Finance Charter, an initiative set up by the UK’s HM Treasury. We want to benefit from the many positives that come by having a more diverse working culture throughout all levels of seniority and lines of business. Our workforce enjoys excellent benefits, including private healthcare, a brilliant pension, and a host of other benefits to ensure you and yours are kept safe and protected.


MetLife Success Principles

  • Build Tomorrow – We change and innovate for sustained performance
  • Win Together - We collaborate and empower each other to succeed
  • Own It - We deliver for our customers


Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”), the institutional asset management business of MetLife, Inc., is experiencing rapid growth in both assets under management and clients and we are looking to add an Analyst to our London-based corporate private placement team. Looking at corporate credits in depth across several industries, the candidate will benefit from an excellent environment in which to develop their fundamental credit skills. This position would suit a highly motivated and analytical individual with 2+ years of experience gained in banking, consulting, accountancy or audit, investment management or a rating agency environment.

Day to day responsibilities include working with senior analysts to review and assess corporate private debt investment opportunities (primarily investment grade but also some below investment grade), analysing financial statements, researching potential new issuers, and the monitoring and review of existing portfolio holdings. Over time, candidates will gain expertise in two or more industry sectors. The workload can be challenging, therefore, candidates need to be calm under pressure, demonstrate attention to detail, and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support the credit and origination team, including compiling financial and other information from company reports, public filings, industry reports, rating agencies, etc. and assisting with credit analysis, including annual credit opinions and new deal origination.
  • Assist in portfolio administration, data analysis, presentations and reporting requirements for MIM’s Private Capital portfolio.
  • Utilise internal/external systems and models to support the team functions.
  • Work closely with the client portfolio management team to address credit questions and requests from clients.
  • Interface with other members of the wider Private Capital team as well as other MIM teams such as Portfolio Management, Trading, Research, and Legal.
  • Building effective internal working relationships and developing contacts with external market participants.


Essential Business Experience



  • Strong academic background, with a minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) degree from a leading university. 
  • 2+ years of related work experience.
  • Working understanding of fixed income markets.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with a strong understanding of financial statements.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and proficient with financial modelling.
  • Very good written & oral communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions under pressure without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Strong teamwork-driven attitude, but also ability to work well independently.



  • Qualified accountant or CFA Charterholder / candidate preferred.


MetLife Investment Management


MetLife, Inc. (“MetLife”) has helped generations of people around the world protect their families and finances. We are one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management to our individual and institutional customers.


MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”) is the institutional asset management business of MetLife and provides public fixed income, private capital, and real estate investment solutions to institutional investors worldwide. MIM had $638 billion of total assets under management as of 31 March 2022.


The Private Capital team within MIM manages $93 billion in Private Corporates and Infrastructure debt and is an industry leader in private debt with a 100+ year history of originating private debt. Our name and reputation are well known throughout the marketplace and borrowers look to us for customised lending solutions designed to meet their unique funding needs in a quick and efficient manner.




MetLife will assist in the funding of Professional Fees for employees where it is relevant and aligned to your position within the organisation.  MetLife reserve the right to make a judgement on whether the subscription is relevant or not to your role as well as cease the payment at any time. This type of subscription will not incur “benefit in kind” tax. 


This role is subject to the Senior Manager and Certification Regime.


All Certification Roles are required to comply with the FCA’s Tier 1 Conduct Rules which are as follows:


Tier 1 – Individual Conduct Rules

  1. You must act with integrity
  2. You must act with due care, skill and diligence
  3. You must be open and cooperative with the FCA, the PRA and other regulators
  4. You must pay due regard to the interests of customers and treat them fairly
  5. You must observe proper standards of market conduct


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


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